IBM Bluemix Dedicated for GitHub Enterprise (Dedicated GitHub) is the IBM Cloud-hosted and fully managed version of GitHub Enterprise, available for Dedicated Bluemix environments. GitHub provides the social coding experience that developers love. Bluemix Dedicated provides a next-generation, cloud computing environment on physically isolated hardware, integrated into your network. It’s a perfect match.
How it works
The current implementation of Dedicated GitHub follows the standard best practices for setup, as described by GitHub. In addition to the regular GitHub Enterprise server, Dedicated GitHub includes a warm standby, a backup server, a client access server (CAS) for single sign-on, and other servers for consumption-based monitoring.
To ensure that you run smoothly, IBM implements monitoring, including basic ping, CPU, and storage monitors.
IBM also provides more sophisticated consumption-based monitors that are tailored to specific GitHub operations. For example, the site might be up, but for some reason, you can’t clone a repository. If you’re editing GitHub Issues, this problem might seem minor, but if you’re working on the code, it’s critical. IBM continuously verifies that Dedicated GitHub is working for you.
Try it today
Get the GitHub development experience without the hassle of running and maintaining your own GitHub site. Use a single sign-on Dedicated GitHub for your business that is fast, secure, monitored, highly available, and backed up regularly to guard against disaster. You and your users are supported so that you can concentrate on developing your applications rather than maintaining your tools.
Successful delivery of cloud applications requires more than a focus on agile development. Operations is also essential to maintaining user satisfaction, access and to scale with growth. Cloud operations is different to traditional approaches to operations.
When creating a cloud application, you often want to have automated tests for your basic UI functionality, like Selenium based tests. You can run Selenium tests through Sauce Labs or you can run them locally. However, when you run them in a Delivery Pipeline in a DevOps toolchain on Bluemix, you might see errors because the server doesn’t have a way to display the browser window. This post explains how to correct them.
When you think about your delivery pipeline, you can probably break it down into multiple tasks that are executed in stages. Well, I have great news for you! You can implement your entire delivery pipeline using a Delivery Pipeline in a DevOps toolchain which is part of the IBM Bluemix Continuous Delivery service.